Why is reading important to you?
Rhonda Shannon
Rhonda Shannon
East Ridge Community School East Ridge Community School
Owen Sound, ON Owen Sound, ON

One of my favourite childhood memories is of my mother reading the Anne of Green Gables series to me every night before bed. I fell in love with the characters, their many plights, PEI and red hair! I have loved reading ever since, especially when the characters are so real they feel like they are part of your life. Books give you a new place to visit… new friends to get to know and they can even let you know how a movie will end before it’s released!

My happy place has always involved a book … whether sitting on a beach with one in the summer or curled up by a fireplace with a hot chocolate and one in the winter. Now that my children are getting older, my happy place also involves getting lost in a book with them. There is nothing better than reading together and seeing them get excited about what’s going to happen next! Their Captain Underpants is my Anne of Green Gables and I couldn’t be happier about it. :)


245th Ontario

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